'Jane the Virgin' spinoff gets pilot order at The CW — and a title

Ah, friends: The story of Jane Gloriana Villanueva is one step closer to continuing. (And we mean “story” literally in this case.)

The CW has handed a pilot order to a spinoff of Jane the Virgin, TVLine has learned. Titled Jane the Novela, the spinoff will — as previously reported — be a telenovela-inspired anthology based on Jane Villanueva’s fictional novels, with Jane star Gina Rodriguez narrating the episodes. Each season will be adapted from a different book; the first installment “takes place at a Napa Valley vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don’t stay buried for long,” per the network.

Rodriguez spilled the beans herself earlier on Wednesday with a tweet:

Behind the scenes, Jane the Novela shares a lot of DNA with the original: Jane writer Valentina Garza will pen the pilot script, with Rodriguez and Jane creator Jennie Snyder Urman serving as executive producers. Plus, Jane veteran Brad Silberling is slated to direct the pilot.

Meanwhile, the original Jane the Virgin is set to kick off its fifth and final season on Wednesday, March 27 at 9/8c. The spinoff joins the previously announced Batwoman, The Lost Boys, Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene and a Nancy Drew adaptation among The CW’s pilot orders.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe Locicero attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe Locicero attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez, Joe LoCicero arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Joe LoCicero, Mark Hamill and host Gina Rodriguez attend the Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for JumpLine)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Joe LoCicero and Gina Rodriguez attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Star' on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Actors Gina Rodriguez and Joe Locicero arrive at the L.A. Dance Project's Annual Gala at L.A. Dance Project on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Gina Rodriguez and Joe Locicero attend the 2017 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_012 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Gina Rodriguez (R) and Joe LoCicero arrive at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Gina Rodriguez (L) and Joe LoCicero attend Moet & Chandon Celebrates The 2016 Young Women's Honors at Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
MARINA DEL REY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Gina Rodriguez (L) and Joe LoCicero arrive at the 1st Annual Marie Claire Young Women's Honors at the Marina del Rey Marriott on November 19, 2016 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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